What: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Where to watch: Disney+
Think of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as the present day answer to the original High School Musical film saga — except even more quirky and endearing than its predecessor.
The mockumentary musical drama follows a whole new crew of East High School students as they navigate teenage life, all while staging a rendition of High School Musical: The Musical as their school production.
Thinking about checking it out? Here’s what you need to know:
How can I watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
The first two seasons of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series along with the entire High School Musical film saga is currently available to stream exclusively on Disney+. Note that while the series originally aired in 2019, the second season is currently rolling out one episode at a time on a weekly basis.
It’s been a while since I watched the original High School Musical. Where can I get a quick recap?
Whether it’s been a couple of years since you watched the original High School Musical or you’ve never actually seen it, you’re actually all set to watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which follows its predecessors quite closely rather than coming off as a sequel or spin-off.
What are people saying about the show?
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is certainly not for everyone, but if you lived for all those Saturday morning Disney channel flicks as a kid, chances are good the quirky remake will tug on your sense of nostalgia. See what the critics are saying below:
“I’m honestly looking forward to watching the rest of the series and would definitely recommend original HSM fans give this show a shot.”—Jasmine Tang,
“Does that make sense? It shouldn’t. But for those over and under 12 who enjoyed the earnest, silly pleasantness of HSM, this might just hit the spot.”—Linda Holmes,
“All of this could be a recipe for disaster but actually, the first two episodes present an incredibly self-aware and very fun and funny and occasionally mockumentary-style comedy about modern high school theatre.”—Lauren Plester,
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